Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Carbonfibre, Apr 13, 2011.
sign me up.
I've been avoiding Windows 8 like the plague for no real reason. I think it was the small attempts at using my old mans computer. I think it's brilliant! Once I worked out the tiling it's made things so much easier. A+++
Erm, 8.1 + Startisback = everything how it should have been
If I download the Windows 8.1 Pro full install DVD ISO, and then install it using my legit Windows 8.1 Pro key will that work? Considering the key was bought as an upgrade from Windows 7?
I want to do a full fresh install, but CBF installing W7 just to then install W8.1
I think there is a way to trick the OS into thinking there was an upgrade from the previous OS. I believe a registry tweak.
For Windows 7 you just need to put in the old disc (xp,vista etc) during installation to detect old windows version. Not sure about W8.1.
Didn't even need to. Just installed full version, plugged in the key I bought (specifically the $69 Windows 8.1 Pro Student) and it worked
but does it activate? you can do a full/fresh install with a upgrade key/dvd but it won't activate without a reghack.
It says it is activated, so yes
ROFL .. I just love this POS OS .. not. On my wife's 8.1 computer it will not recognise my scanner. Plug in in on a network, of what a joy of an OS this is, no joy in recognition. So I go to device manager to get new drivers and the stupid OS does not even recognise the device. Think I will just re-install Windows 7 to get over this problem.
is it a network scanner?
New Thinkpad T440s arrived, will report back on my experiences on a touch enabled laptop once 8.1 is finished installing
Just give up computers while your at it.
Not knowing how to install printer/scanner drivers isn't Windows fault.
Have you tried going to the manufacturer Website and downloading the latest drivers?
Have you also made sure the Scanner works over a Network?
is there any way to change the name of the PC from 'this PC' to like anything else?
Same way you do on any Windows PC, via the System tool. Right click the start button and select system, then under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings click change settings. Change name, reboot, presto!
i have it set to my name but i am not sure if it's because of classic shell.
From the small bits of 8.1 I've used it has nothing to do with system name it's the replacement for computer/my computer
ah ok, nevermind i found it in classic shell.
EDIT: also did some registry hacks to hide the lockscreen and disable system restore as it kept being re-enabling itself.